Arrangements & Transcriptions

Items 13 to 18 of 36 total

  • Length: 2:45
    = 195
    as performed by the Chick Webb Orchestra
    Instrumentation: Big Band
    Level: 2
    Notes: As standard dance repertoire, Lindyhopper's Delight is a catchy riff tune with a startlingly modern middle chorus that features some relatively harsh sax harmonies flanked by thickly-voiced plunger-supported brass hits. The final chorus is a raucous one, even though the brass are in full octave unison on a concert Bb! This is a great tune for any library though, and a good, albeit sometimes tricky, introduction to plungers for younger brass players. CAATT.
    Solos: Tpt4, Bone2, Tenor1, Clarinet
    Composer: Teddy McRae, Eddie Barefield
    Arranger: Teddy McRae
    Year: 1939
    Arrangement Year: 1939
    Style: Swing
    Sub-Style: Swing Era
    Vocal: No Vocals
    $59.99
    SKU#1017
    Lead Tpt A5
  • Length: 3:41
    = 230
    as performed by the Artie Shaw Orchestra
    Instrumentation: Big Band
    Level: 3
    Notes: Similar in feel to Shaw's "Diga Diga Doo," Man From Mars is an up-tempo puncher with some slick solo spots and cool riffs for each section. A little intricate for a level 3, but not quite as demanding as a level 4, this piece may look easy but it should be a great challenge for even an experienced younger band! CAATT.
    Solos: Clarinet, Tpt4, Bone1, Tenor1, Piano
    Composer: Artie Shaw
    Arranger: Jerry Gray
    Year: 1939
    Arrangement Year: 1939
    Style: Swing
    Sub-Style: Swing Era
    Vocal: No Vocals
    $59.99
    SKU#1018
    Lead Tpt D6
  • 30 Contemporary Jazz Trumpet Duets
    Length: Mixed
    = Mixed
    Instrumentation: Trumpet Duet
    Level: 5
    Notes: This is a very advanced book of mixed-style duets for two trumpets that is designed to push the reader into very uncomfortable situations, with unnecessary levels of difficulty, very non-tonal melody lines, jagged rhythms, and other unique challenges that the modern player could encounter. The first ten duets are level 4 or so, the next ten are around level 5, and the final ten are even harder. This is for very ambitious high school students and advanced college and professional level players. There is a lot of reply value here as well, since both parts are rarely concerted or even related, so replaying the other part is almost like having a second book. The Brass Department at Berklee College of Music use this in their lessons and reading labs!
    Solos: N/A
    Composer: Danny Fratina
    Arranger: Danny Fratina
    Year: 2008
    Arrangement Year: 2008
    Style: Swing, Latin, Rock, Chamber
    Sub-Style: Modern Jazz
    Vocal: No Vocals
    $19.99
    SKU#1019
    Lead Tpt D6
  • Length: 2:15
    = 121
    as performed by the Benny Goodman Orchestra w/ Peggy Lee
    Instrumentation: Big Band
    Level: 2
    Notes: The lead trumpet part here is tough for a 2 but overall this is an easy grooving arrangement that is one of the few swing era vocal charts to feature the singer fully throughout the form. Peggy Lee's cool performance on this recording brought the tune to a new height, with a swinging even-tempered arrangement to contrast and support her. The lead trumpet part here is almost a 3, but otherwise this is a solid 2. A fair warning, Cole Porter's original lyrics - heard in the recording but edited in the lyric page you will get - are very dated and he himself later apologized for not realizing that the language was insensitive. He later changed them to what you'll see in the lyric page. Vocal range is Bb3 to A4/C5.
    Solos: None
    Composer: Cole Porter
    Arranger: Mel Powell
    Year: 1928
    Arrangement Year: 1941
    Style: Swing
    Sub-Style: Swing Era
    Vocal: Female
    $59.99
    SKU#1020
    Lead Tpt D6
  • Length: 2:47
    = 180
    as performed by the Benny Goodman Orchestra w/ Charlie Christian
    Instrumentation: Big Band
    Level: 4
    Notes: Around the age 24, Charlie Christian, not content with playing rhythm on every tune, wrote himself a soloing feature. Solo Flight has lots of great wild punches from the band but it's all secondary to the guitar improvisation that dances around them. The chord changes are often standard, but mixed in are slightly more modern ones with flashes of early bebop. This is an all out guitar showcase! Note: the original performance features Benny Goodman's clarinet a little but with this transcription we opted to let the guitarist take all the solo space.
    Solos: Guitar
    Composer: Charlie Christian, Benny Goodman
    Arranger: Jimmy Mundy
    Year: 1941
    Arrangement Year: 1941
    Style: Swing
    Sub-Style: Swing Era
    Vocal: No Vocals
    $59.99
    SKU#1021
    Lead Tpt D6
  • Length: 3:04
    = 155
    as performed by the Stan Kenton Orchestra
    Instrumentation: Big Band
    Level: 3
    Notes: Stan Kenton's early band came out of the swing era with dance charts like Eager Beaver, his first hit, but even here you can see the band trying to push the limits of swing and jazz. This piece has a lot of components that all work together, including lots of meaty low trombone notes, fanfare-ish trumpet lines, smooth swinging saxes, and even moments that feature the rhythm section. This is a little tricky for a 3 but not quite as intense as a 4. Note: This transcription is based mostly on two early 1943 recordings that have slight differences but are mostly identical.
    Solos: Tenor1, Piano
    Composer: Stan Kenton
    Arranger: Stan Kenton
    Year: 1943
    Arrangement Year: 1943
    Style: Swing
    Sub-Style: Swing Era
    Vocal: No Vocals
    $59.99
    SKU#1022
    Lead Tpt Db6